Name Change

Try our new step-by-step format!

We're improving online instructions for requesting a name change!

Give it a try!

This section gives you information on legally changing your name or a minor's name by getting a court order. With a court order you can change your legal name on government-issued identification documents such as your driver's license, passport, and social security card. You will generally need a certified copy of the decree changing your name.

If you want to change your name or that of a minor, click on the relevant section below to get the steps you must follow.


Adult Name Change Name Change for a minor


Related information:

Centro de ayuda
 
Ask a Law Librarian. Live Online ReferenceAsk a Law Librarian

California Self-Help and Family Law Facilitator Locations

Interactive Google map listing of Self Help Centers and Family Law Facilitators
Click for interactive Google map listing of Self Help Centers and Family Law Facilitator locations, or click for a printer-friendly directory.